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FEBRUARY 28, 1942: BRIAN JONES IS BORN

Feb. 28, 1942: Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones (son of Louise and Lewis Jones) is born in the Park Nursing Home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. Better known as the founding member of The Rolling Stones along with piano player Ian ‘Stu’ Stewart 20 years later.
The following is reprinted from a fact sheet sent to American fans in spring 1964:
BRIAN JONES
REAL NAME Brian Jones.
BIRTHPLACE Cheltenham.
BIRTH DATE 28.2.44. (Authors’ note: Two years off!)
HEIGHT 5’8”.
WEIGHT lOst. llb.
COLOUR OF EYES Greeny-blue.
COLOUR OF HAIR Blonde.
PARENTS’ NAMES Lewis and Louisa.
BROTHERS AND SISTERS Barbara (17).
PRESENT HOME London.
INSTRUMENTS PLAYED Guitar, Harmonica.
WHERE EDUCATED Cheltenham Grammar School.
MUSICAL EDUCATION Self-taught.
ENTERED SHOW BUSINESS AT: 18.
FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE Marquee, Oxford Street.
BIGGEST BREAK IN CAREER Meeting the other “Stones”.
TV DEBUT “Thank Your Lucky Stars”.
RADIO DEBUT “Saturday Club”.
DISC LABEL Decca.
HOBBIES Women. [Authors’ note: He was honest!1
FAVOURITE SINGERS, ARTISTS Johnny Cash, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed.
FAVOURITE ACTRESSES, ACTORS Tony Perkins.
FAVOURITE COLOUR Black/White/Grey.
FAVOURITE FOOD Steaks.
FAVOURITE BAND Muddy Waters.
FAVOURITE DRINK Milk/Whiskey.
FAVOURITE CLOTHES “Gear”, “Anello Boots”.
FAVOURITE COMPOSERS Willy Dixon, Bach, Beatles.
MISC. LIKES Having a shower.
MISC. DISLIKES Public Transport.
TASTES IN MUSIC Very Catholic, but I hate Brass Bands.
ORIGIN OF STAGE NAME Title of an old Muddy Waters Blues.
PERSONAL AMBITION To stop smoking 60 fags a day.
PROFESSIONAL AMBITION To tour the States. To get a no. 1.

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